3 Mar 2010

Assessors deliver guilty verdict in Fiji assassination case

3:45 pm on 3 March 2010

Assessors in the trial of eight men charged with plotting to kill Fiji's interim Prime Minister have found them guilty.

Fijivillage reports that the assessors were unanimous in finding the accused guilty of plotting to assassinate Commodore Frank Bainimarama in 2007.

The accused are Naitasiri high chief Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, former Fiji Intelligence Service director Metuisela Mua, five former Counter Revolutionary Warfare soldiers Feoko Gadekibau, Barbados Mills, Eparama Waqatairewa, Kaminieli Vosavere and Pauliasi Romulo, and the former Pacific Connex manager Sivaniolo Naulago.

Justice Paul Madigan is expected to deliver his verdict later today.

The maximum sentence for conspiracy to murder is 14 years imprisonment.